I would imagine that most of you will have read about the recent decision of the European Court of Human
Rights involving three ‘whole lifers’. It certainly has been widely reported on and the Government have been
quick to criticise the Strasbourg judgement. I have represented a number of ‘whole lifers’ and I am delighted that this judgement finally gives some hope. In light of the recent judgement I have asked my partner, Nick Peacock who also happens to be a barrister called in 1996 and Amy Hossack, a Solicitor from our Prison Law department to write a piece on the recent developments. I’m sure you will find the following piece very informative.